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Colors is back with fantasy fiction show, Naagin 5

The new season premiered on August 9 and will air every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm. Naagin 5 will be extensively promoted on Colors and Viacom18 network channels

Dheeraj Dhoopar as Cheel Aakesh, Hina Khan as Sarvashresth Adi Naagin and Mohit Malhotra as Naag Hriday at the launch of COLORS' Naagin 5

Viacom18’s Hindi GEC Colors is back with the fifth season of the fantasy fiction franchise, Naagin 5. An illuminating exploration of the world of Naagin, the series will be fueled by hatred, revenge and unrequited love as the Sarvashresth Adi Naagin will return to avenge her enemies. As the story progresses, she will conclude her epic battle that began centuries ago in Satyug and will fight to fulfill her journey of love. The new season of the show will be have Hina Khan, Dheeraj Dhoopar, and Mohit Malhotra in the leading roles. Produced by Balaji Telefilms, Naagin 5 premiered on Sunday  August 9 and will air every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm.

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Several years ago, in Satyug, began the tale of the predecessor of the Naagin clan, Sarvashrestha Adi Naagin. She is fiercely in love with Naag Hriday but even before their love story could reach its happy ending, destiny rips them apart. At the same time, Cheel Aakesh obsessively falls for her, but his love remains unrequited and thus begins the tale of love and hatred. While Naagin’s love remains unfulfilled, she swears revenge as her dying wish. In Kalyug, she is reincarnated and this time is determined to fulfill her journey and also avenge the past.

Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head, Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV network Viacom18, said, “At Colors, we are proud to keep the ball of entertainment rolling and are extremely delighted to be back in full force. On the heels of our latest offerings, Ishq Mein Marjaawan and Khatron Ke Khiladi Made In India, we are excited to launch a brand new season of our most popular and television’s biggest fantasy fiction franchise, Naagin. The aim is to enhance the magical portrayal of Indian folklore and take forward the legacy of extraordinary entertainment with the fifth edition of the show."

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Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18, said, “Season after season, Naagin has fortified its position as one of television’s biggest fantasy fiction franchise with its exceptional storytelling. As the legacy continues, we are delighted to present another historic season of the show featuring the very talented star cast that includes Hina Khan, Dheeraj Dhoopar and Mohit Malhotra. Naagin 5 will narrate a fascinating tale of love, revenge, and passion and is a visual spectacle with a promising storyline, cutting-edge special effects, and finely etched characters that are sure to enrich viewers’ experience. While strengthening our  association with Balaji Telefilms, we are looking forward to embarking on an exciting new journey.”

Producer Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms, said, “ We set out on this fascinating journey of recreating Naagin folklore five years ago and today, we will turn a new chapter with Naagin 5. It will further the intrigue around the mystical world of Naagin as she returns to reclaim her love and ravage her enemies. Enhancing the mysticism, Naagin 5 will be packed with a myriad of emotions ranging from resentment, hatred, unrequited love to revenge coupled with great visuals and extraordinary cast. I would like to welcome Hina Khan, Dheeraj Dhoopar and Mohit Malhotra to the Naagin universe and I hope that with our partnership with Colors, we will create history once again.”

Hina Khan, on essaying the character of Sarvashresth Adi Naagin, said, “Naagin has a very rich legacy of entertaining the audience with its magic and mysticism and I am elated to be a part of the franchise.  I have essayed many characters in the past, but the fantasy fiction genre remained uncharted. Essaying the character of Sarvashrestha Adi Naagin was not only fascinating but the entire look, style, storyline, and high-end drama just added up to make it an amazing experience. I would like to thank Ekta Kapoor for believing in me and I am certain I will be able to bring her vision to life."

Dheeraj Dhoopar, on essaying the character of Aakesh, said, “Transitioning from television’s boy next door to a fantastical character was a rewarding experience. I am always enthused to take up something new and exciting and Naagin 5 ticked all the right boxes. My character is very interesting, and it is something that the television audience has never seen before. I want to thank Ekta Kapoor and Colors for the incredible experience and I hope that the viewers would appreciate it.”

Mohit Malhotra, on essaying the character of Hriday, said, “Naagin through these years has set and broken many records and I am thrilled to be a part of the most awaited show on Indian television. The Naagin franchise is known for its dramatic, cutting-edge special effects and I am excited to be associated with the show. I have some great costars, which make it a delight to work on the show. It is an exciting time for me, and I want to thank Ekta Kapoor and Colors for trusting me with such an interesting role.”

Naagin 5 will be extensively promoted on Colors and Viacom18 network channels. As a part of the digital promotions, the channel will be unveiling a video of a hand-sketched Naagin Saga coffee table book. Leveraging on Naagin fan clubs, an activity was carried out wherein a  mysterious love letter was sent to them on behalf of the Naagin. Each fan club received a piece of the love letter and they were to scout for the remaining pieces to complete the puzzle.

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